Kelley C Barsanti

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We present laboratory studies and field observations that explore the role of aminium salt formation in atmospheric nanoparticle growth. These measurements were performed using the Thermal Desorption Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TDCIMS) and Ultrafine Hygroscopicity Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzers. Laboratory measurements of(More)
To quantify and minimize the influence of gas/particle (G/P) partitioning on receptor-based source apportionment using particle-phase semivolatile organic compound (SVOC) data, positive matrix factorization (PMF) coupled with a bootstrap technique was applied to three data sets mainly composed of "measured-total" (measured particle- + gas-phase),(More)
Volatility Organic Molecules of Atmospheric Relevance: From Dicarboxylic Acids to Complex Mixtures Merete Bilde,*,† Kelley Barsanti,‡ Murray Booth, Christopher D. Cappa, Neil M. Donahue, Eva U. Emanuelsson,† Gordon McFiggans, Ulrich K. Krieger, Claudia Marcolli, David Topping, Paul Ziemann, Mark Barley, Simon Clegg, Benjamin Dennis-Smither, Mattias(More)
In this study, a medium volume sampler incorporating quartz fiber filters (QFFs) and a polyurethane foam (PUF)/XAD/PUF sandwich (PXP) was used to collect 2-methyltetrols (isoprene tracer) and levoglucosan (biomass burning tracer) in gaseous and particle (PM2.5) phases. The measured gas/particle (G/P) partitioning coefficients (Kp,OMm) of 2-methyltetrols and(More)
Solution 1H NMR (proton-NMR) spectroscopy was used to measure the distribution of nicotine between its free-base and protonated forms at 20 degrees C in (a) water; (b) glycerin/water mixtures; and (c) puff-averaged "smoke" particulate matter (PM) produced by the Eclipse cigarette, a so-called "harm reduction" cigarette manufactured by R. J. Reynolds (RJR)(More)
Gas-phase concentrations of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) were calculated from gas/particle (G/P) partitioning theory using their measured particle-phase concentrations. The particle-phase data were obtained from an existing filter measurement campaign (27 January 2003-2 October 2005) as a part of the Denver Aerosol Sources and Health (DASH)(More)
Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation proceeds by bimolecular gas-phase oxidation reactions generating species that are sufficiently low in volatility to partition into the condensed phase. Advances in instrumentation have revealed that atmospheric SOA is less volatile and more oxidized than can be explained solely by these well-studied gas-phase(More)
Jang et al. (1) report measurements of organic particulate matter (OPM) formed in the presence of acidic seed aerosols using both a flow reactor and a Teflon chamber and examine their data using two modeling approaches. The study is a continuation of work by Jang et al. (2) on whether acidity in atmospheric PM can promote the formation of OPM by(More)
The submicron liquid droplets constituting the particulate matter of mainstream tobacco smoke (PMMTS) are viscous and of a composition that is complex and poorly understood. PMMTS is often approximately 80% w/w 'tar' where 'tar'=total PMMTS- (nicotine+water). Many of the chemical agents in MTS responsible for smoking-related cancers are found at least(More)